Lapid at anti-overhaul protest in Herzliya: State budget is ‘a robbery’

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid speaks at an anti-overhaul rally in Herzliya, May 20, 2023. (Elad Gutman/Courtesy)
Opposition Leader Yair Lapid speaks at an anti-overhaul rally in Herzliya, May 20, 2023. (Elad Gutman/Courtesy)

Opposition chief MK Yair Lapid says the state budget, set to be approved by the end of the month, is “a robbery.”

“Look at the budget they are passing this week in the Knesset. It’s not a budget, it’s a robbery,” Lapid says at an anti-judicial overhaul rally in Herzliya.

“They are robbing our children of their future, and they are doing it with our money. They are creating an entire generation here that does not serve in the army, does not study a profession, does not work, does not pay taxes,” he says, referring to the ultra-Orthodox community.

“They tell our children, you will serve for them, you will work for them, you will pay high taxes, you will never buy an apartment, but you will have to support them,” he says.

“It doesn’t have to be that way. We are standing here because it is possible otherwise. We want a government that represents the sane majority, not the extremists,” Lapid adds.

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